Explore Futurism, Pop Art, Op Art, and a contemporary art project bases on a deck of playing cards in a walking tour of ISU's permanent art collection in Stalker Hall. Students will view works by leading artists of these movements, such as Joseph Stella, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Paschke (Mr. Chicago), Bridget Riley, and Victor Vasarely. Students will use their intuitive skills and learn about the importance of historical and cultural context. This tour is perfect for grades 6 through 12, teaching them how to make informed opinions and evaluate art through a combination of intuitive responses and formal evaluations techniques.
Students will create a deck of playing cards during their visit or as a post tour activity. Pre-tour activities will prepare younger students for a scavenger hunt.
Responding to Art
- Recognize the significant works of art and the chronological development of art movements and historical periods.
- Explore the concept of critical stance using appropriate terminology.
- Analyze the effective use of symbols, elements, principles, and media in works of art, using appropriate terminology.
- Theorize about art and make informed judgments. Understanding that personal preference is only one of many criteria used in determining excellence in works of art and identifying criteria for judgment.
- Apply elements and principles of design.
- Utilize skills of critique.
The UAG’s collection of approximately 3,600 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, and photographs offers unique opportunities for University faculty of all disciplines to engage students in relevant discussions about original works of art. Visits to the Gallery or class discussions with the Curator or visiting scholars can better engage visual learners and get students to think about any topic from a different perspective.
To request a presentation on or off campus about an object(s) in the collection, a lecture about the WPA collection, or an overview of the collection, contact Grace Pringle at (812) 237-3720.